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Angelina Jolie is taking a step back from acting

The actress wants to focus on her directing and social work

By Emma Chong Johnston | Published: 12 May 2014

Less acting for Ange
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Angelina Jolie is all set to terrify small children and inspire cheekbone-envy across the world with her star turn as the villainous Maleficent in the upcoming movie. But at a press conference for the film, the actress revealed she’s planning to slowly move acting to the backburner.

"I've had a wonderful career and I'm happy to have had all those opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have," Angelina said. "But I'm able to be selective and I would like to focus more on writing and directing; and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN and with PSVI [the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative]."


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